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Flytipping in Oxfordshire increases prompting action from council

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Flytipping in Oxfordshire increases prompting action from council

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Friday, 25 March 2022

Thames Valley Police

More than 6,000 instances of flytipping were recorded in Oxfordshire last year, costing taxpayers.

This is an increase of 43% on the past two years, which were at around 4,200 cases per year according to Oxfordshire County Council.

Head of Waste Regulation at the Environment Agency Steve Molyneux described the rise as 'disturbing'.

He said: "It is waste criminals with an utter disregard for the environment and for our communities who are to blame."

The amount of incidents in the past twelve months has prompted the Oxfordshire Resources and Waste Partnership to start using the SCRAP code, based on an award-winning Hertfordshire campaign, to help people avoid fly-tipping.

Suspect all waste carriers.
Check with the Environment Agency that the provider taking waste away is licensed.
Refuse unexpected offers to have waste taken away.
Ask what will happen to your waste.
Paperwork should be obtained
Oxfordshire County Council’s Waste Partnership Manager Vicky Beechey said: "As well as blighting the countryside and local amenity areas, fly-tipping costs local council taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds every year to clean up."

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